Article Business rates relief and grants

The following three schemes have been announced. Small Business Grant Funding Business Rates Holiday for Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Cash Grant for Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Top-up to local business grant funds scheme For more information on specific West London local authority information, please scroll to the end of this article Small Business Grant Funding […]

Article Mayor launches £1m fund to help small businesses and community groups

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has pledged to help London’s small businesses and community groups not simply to recover from the current coronavirus crisis, but to ensure they’re better prepared for future emergencies. Sadiq’s new £1m fund will help the small firms across our high streets and London’s many local community groups to keep up […]

Article Government unveils £200 million package to help innovative businesses bounce back

Source: Gov UK Almost £200 million boost to help businesses across the UK drive forward cutting-edge new tech and recover from the impacts of coronavirus government investment to support innovations ranging from AI systems managing city traffic flows to the latest reusable packaging materials research and development (R&D) intensive businesses urged to apply for funding to […]

Article Coronavirus (COVID-19): financial support for education, early years and children’s social care This guidance is applicable to 31 May 2020 and will be reviewed before 1 June 2020. The government has put in place a number of funding and financial measures to support organisations – both public and private – during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. These are intended to be temporary, timely and targeted, to support […]

Article New £50 million fund for councils across England to prepare for the safe reopening of high streets and other retail spaces

A new £50 million fund for councils to support their local high streets get safely back to business announced by High Streets Minister Simon Clarke (24 May 2020). To prepare for the reopening of non-essential retail when the scientific advice allows, the Reopening High Streets Safely Fund will help councils in England introduce a range […]

Article COVID-19: Global Real Estate Implications Real estate policy Countries around the world have implemented changes to real estate policy in order to lessen the burden on tenants and in some cases landlords: In the U.S., many decisions are made at the state and local level, and at least 34 states have temporarily prohibited evictions. At the same time, the […]

Article What should employers be doing in the current situation?

From the CIPD’s Coronavirus (COVID-19): employer response guide (21 April 2020) Organisations should focus on planning and prevention with both urgency and calm. Do what you can to immediately protect staff and to cope with the changing environment. The government has introduced measures (starting 23 March) requiring that people should only leave home for one of four […]

Article Technology sector

Grants £20 million for ambitious technologies to build UK resilience following coronavirus outbreak (Gov UK 7 April 2020) Grants of up to £50,000 will be available to technology and research-focussed businesses to develop new ways of working and help build resilience in industries such as delivery services, food manufacturing, retail and transport, as well as […]